Apples are the best-of-the-best where fruits are concerned – I grew up with apple orchards all around me and there is nothing like fresh fruit right off the tree. It’s really hard to resist a good-looking apple. My all-time favorite used to be yellow-delicious, but the last few years bumper crops of Honey-Crisps have come out of the States of Washington and Michigan – wow, some of the best I’ve ever tasted.
Green Apple on Red, is an acrylic painting (7×6) done on Canson Canva-paper (I love this canvas-like paper to paint on, it takes lots of layers and abuse!). The green was a good challenge for me in mixing colors and not the easiest to match to the reference, but was acceptable in the end. My goal in this piece was two-fold, for the table covering to show as a heavy linen coming over the table, but painted light enough so that the edges faded away, and second, for the apple to hold its own with a bit of substance. I liked the workout I got with this small painting.
Here’s to a great 2018 and thanks for visiting!
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Looks crisp and delicious. 🙂
So great to see you and thanks for your wonderful comment Sylvia. Hope all is well.
Yes, all is well. Rather busy at the moment, so not blogging much. 😘
You have a gift, Mary. I want to take a bite! 🙂
So funny, thank you Jane!!
https://whisper365blog.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/sunshine-blogger-award/ I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award because your work is beautiful and a constant delight and brings sunshine to all who have the privilege of witnessing it.
Thank you and appreciate the honor ~
🙂 My pleasure
Apples (like horses) are difficult to render and you, Miss Mary,
Hi Uncle John, thanks so much for your kind feedback – always appreciate hearing from you. Hope you are well and best new years wishes to you.
Absolutely beautiful! What a great talent you have!
Thank you for your generous compliment and enthusiastic response to the painting!
Love the colours 😊
Thank you Rose Elaine – nice to see you! Happy New Year to you ~
Thanks Mary , Happy New Year to you too 🌹
Surround by them as well. Deer and Turkey probably would not survive without them either maybe turkey too 🙂 Pretty still life I need to try more.
Thanks so much Eunice – I’ll bet the benefits of living by orchards (humans and animals). Stay safe with your storm (of all storms).
We lived but tonight will be brutal Spring next week 🙂
Oh man brutal wasn’t the word for it. We saw in the paper today, all the way here in DFW that someone was skating on York beach, the water froze – couldn’t believe it. Stay warm!!
Yes and we had skiers going behind cars on the city streets of Boston they must truly be winter lovers lol I had all I could to just remove enough her to mover around the yard safely . Will be in 50’s with 2 inches of rain hope I took enough snow off my roof knee would not allow me to be that high on ladder oh well I tried eek
Thanks Derrick – I like your descriptive!
So beautiful! Here’s wishing you a year filled with lovely painting.
Thanks Fiona and all the best to you as well. Can only imagine the beautiful photographs you’ll capture – the best part is you let us enjoy these beautiful scenes!
Is this a Honey Crisp? I am an apple lover and this one looks delicious.
The apple in my painting is a Granny Smith, which is a great cooking apple – sour and crunchy (holds up well). I’m going to have to paint a few honey crisps, have several good specimens to choose from – I think that will be a future painting project.
Ah, yes, I agree, Granny Smith is a great variety.
It’s a beauty, Mary, a beauty! ❤
Hi Resa – thanks very much! Have a great weekend ~
You captured the beauty of an apple so well, Mary, this is so elegant. I like the light of the red cloth shining on the apple, too.
Great to see you Jet – Happy New Years! Thanks very much for your nice comments and also for noticing that red cast shadow. Looking forward to seeing your photography and wonderful stories behind the scenes.
Beautiful, so beautiful Mary! The colors and the heavy linen table cover is so well done.
The Honey-Crisps from Washington State is my favorite, too. 🙂
Best wishes for 2018!
Thanks Amy for noticing the details ~ don’t you just love those apples!!
Looks ready to eat! Nothing like biting into a good fresh crisp apple. Excellent as always Mary.
Thanks so much Susan!!
B.C. Honey Crisps are excellent too.
Too bad we don’t get your apples down here. I’ll bet they are just as good – crisp, juicy and sweet as all heck.
That’s a really good one to start the year! Fun fact: I’m very picky about my apples aswell, but prefer the red ones. 🙂
Thank you and it’s hard to beat Honey Crisps when they are in season.
Beautiful…I also love apples and grew up surrounded by apple orchards and so understand what you are saying. They are a lovely subject to paint. Thank you .
Thank you my friend ~ apple orchards are gorgeous when in bloom and then when showing their bounty!
I love apples too, Mary. I typically eat two a day. Of course none are as beautiful as your painting. I love the green on red! Happy New Year, my friend. xo
Thanks so much Jill for your compliment and thoughts! Do you get Honey Crisps back East – this year they are amazingly good, sweet and very juicy! Happy New Years too!
Haven’t seen one of your posts lately but nice to find this little jewel that gave you a workout! Wishing you good things in 2018!
Thanks so much Coastal – wonderful to see you. Thought of you during Harvey and hope that you didn’t sustain damage from the storm. Best wishes for a fantastic 2018!
Love this Mary. Happy New Year to you and yours.
Thank you Leslie – I really appreciate your comment! And, thank you for your new years greeting – same to you and best wishes for a year filled with lots of creativity and breakthroughs!
Thank you Mary.
Mary, so beautiful! I Love you still lifes…this one apple and background is a just stunning!
Thank you so much Holly for being so generous with your comments – so glad you enjoyed the painting.
Beautiful! It make me desiring to bite it…!
Thanks Robert – there is no substitute for a good tasting apple.
Well done -As always. 😊
Thank you Dorann and a Happy 2018 to you and Bill!!
Amazing artist you are Mary!
Best wishes and happy new year ⭐💕
Thank you Nisha and happy new year to youas well!
A very auspicious beginning for 2018, Mary. It may look simple, but I can imagine the minute details and care that you put into this painting.
Thanks so much Hien – I fused with the apple like you couldn’t believe and finally said okay time to move on. Granny Smith apples have the odd green tint to them, very hard to mix-up. Thought about you the other day had a hawk taking care of a squirrel he caught – took a few photographs, but none as clear as the amazing images you get. Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment!